FDA cautions against misuse of Naphthalene products


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has issued a warning to the public about the proper use of products containing Naphthalene, emphasizing that these are registered as insecticides in Ghana.

In a statement released on Tuesday, June 4, the FDA stressed that these products should be used strictly for their intended purpose and according to the instructions on the label.


The labels on registered Naphthalene products in Ghana include warnings and precautions, such as keeping them away from children, food, water, and fire due to their flammable nature.

The FDA has outlined specific labelling requirements for Naphthalene-containing products, including usage directions and storage instructions. The Authority highlighted that misuse of these products could lead to adverse effects, but following the instructions carefully will ensure safe use.


The FDA urged the public to adhere to the labelling instructions for Naphthalene-containing products and other chemicals to ensure health and safety.

It also announced efforts to collaborate with relevant agencies to ensure the safe and proper use of Naphthalene products in Ghana.


“In Ghana, the FDA has registered Naphthalene-containing products for use as insecticides. The FDA informs the public that labels on these products provide sufficient information on proper use, warnings, and cautions. These products should not come into contact with children, food, or water, and should be kept away from fire due to their flammability.”



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